Weather Around the World

weather around the world for kids

Weather is one of those universals that you can discuss with anyone. And when I saw this post at Deceptively Educational about studying weather in five US cities, I knew I had found the perfect way to tie geography and weather together for my kids!

I wanted to make this weather around the world activity accessible to all three kids (aged 2, 4, and 6), so rather than have them graph the weather, I wrote it out on post-it notes, which we placed on our map. Since my family is pretty globally nomadic, I only had to resort to a non-relative for Australia! We talked about who lived (or used to live – I added in the four non-US countries where I grew up) where, what the cities were like, and how cold they were relative to one another. The kids were able to accurately pick out the coldest (Boston, on this particular day) and hottest (Perth, not surprisingly) cities! I had hoped to have them add in sunshine/rain, but my kids got sick again and I decided to keep it sweet and simple!

Do you have a fun weather-based activity for kids to share? Please link it up to the weather blog hop, which I’m cohosting with these fantastic blogs!

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AngeliqueFelix.com :: Kindergarten Basics :: Mommy With A Selective Memory

Glittering Muffins :: Creative Family Fun :: Living Montessori Now :: Toddler Approved

Living at the Whitehead’s Zoo :: Sense of Wonder :: Make, Do & Friend :: Creative Connections for Kids

The Educators’ Spin On It :: RainbowsWithinReach :: A Mom With A Lesson Plan :: Creativity my Passion

Mama Smiles :: Teach Preschool :: JDaniel4’s Mom :: The Outlaw Mom Blog :: Mama Mia’s Heart2Heart :: :: Mindful Meanderings

Comments

  1. Elisa | blissfulE says

    It IS seriously hot here this week! :) What a great map… I think I would learn a lot from an exercise like this, let alone my kids.

    • maryanne says

      90 seemed a little warm for Perth this time of year, to me… I hope to do a repeat of this over a period of time, graphing the answers – maybe when the kids are slightly older!

  2. says

    That is a great map! It’s a lovely idea to compare weather around the world. We had beautiful sunny weather last week and snow again a couple of days ago! :)

  3. says

    Great idea! When our house is built, I’d love to put up a map and teach them geography and weather, too! Awesome way to do it!

    Sorry your kids are sick again. Cavan’s sick now, too. Hope yours get over it soon.

    • maryanne says

      I hope Cavan feels better soon! 2012 has been a sick year in our house so far, and I’m ready to see some improvement!!!

  4. says

    I love your map – so colorful and versatile. How exciting that you have relatives all over the world. Come to think of it, we are quite well spread too :)

  5. says

    I LOVE this activity … so simple to prepare and a wonderful learning experience! It would be a great springboard for discussing Centigrade temperatures in Europe, too. Even though I lived in England for a year and a half while I worked on my master’s degree, I never felt comfortable converting Centigrade temperatures.

    • maryanne says

      Johnny and Lily are still sick! 2012 has not been a good year so far, health-wise. I’m just hoping that everyone is building super-strong immune systems so that we can all stay healthy when we bring home our new baby this summer!

  6. Sarah @ Frugal Fun for Boys says

    This is a great idea – I will bookmark it for use in our homeschooling. Wait, no, I’ll pin it! Lol!

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